Faculty Highlight: Kourosh Shoele, Ph.D.

AME is very excited to now house the Computational and Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory of Dr. Kourosh Shoele! Kourosh has been very busy lately, applying mathematical and computational tools to assist in the missions of the center. Dr. Shoele has recently been awarded grants from NSF (CAREER Award) as well as NASA--not to mention, his DARPA young faculty award! He's even collaborating with our Mechatronics researchers to assist in problems of biomechanics. With the recent renovation of AME's computational physics lab, Kourosh and his team will be collaborating even closer to other computational and mechanical engineering researchers. Kudos Kourosh!

Hot Topic: Multidisciplinary Investigations into Controlled Burns

AME is happy to announce that its multidisciplinary investigations will now extend into the forest! Dr. Neda Yaghoobian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will be teaming up with the Department of Scientific Computing at FSU, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservatory to study smoke plumes from prescribed fire. This $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will help assist land managers in better understanding when and how to best use the technique.

Prestigious DARPA Award: Dr. Kourosh Shoele

AME is proud to announce that Dr. Kourosh Shoele is a recent recipient of DARPA's Young Faculty Award! The long-term goal of DARPA’s Young Faculty Award program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will focus significant portions of their careers on Department of Defense and national security issues. Congratulations, Dr. Shoele!

Going Green: AME joins FSU Sustainable Campus

The AME building has been recently certified as a Green Office at Florida State University. As part of this program, academic departments and research centers at FSU set goals and implement green practices in areas including; energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, transportation, IT, and purchasing. By completing sustainability objectives, organizations contribute to the mission of FSU Sustainable Campus: promoting resource conservation while benefiting via cost savings.

Safety Leadership: Mark Hagen

Safety First! FCAAP's Mark Hagen was honored to become the inaugural Safety Leadership Award recipient by the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering's Dean's Office for his innovative approaches to lab safety during his nearly decade long work with Florida State University. Well deserved, Mark!